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Oct 10, 2008

Marketplace Money for October 11-12, 2008

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At the end of the road to ruin

Oct 10, 2008
Marketplace's Tess Vigeland and Amy Scott have been traveling across the country getting reactions to the financial crisis. Together in St. Louis, they share what they found with host Scott Jagow.
Road to Ruin?
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Econ class is now in session

Oct 10, 2008
Marketplace's Tess Vigeland wraps up her "Road to Ruin?" trip in St. Louis, where she sits in with a group of high school students as they learn about the economic crisis.
Ron Settle's third period econ class at a high school in St. Louis, MO.
Tess Vigeland

What's next for the housing market?

Oct 10, 2008
Host Scott Jagow talks with experts about the bailout, then asks economist Chris Thornberg how all the rescue efforts might affect the housing market.

Keeping your investments on target

Oct 10, 2008
Host Scott Jagow asks financial planner Stuart Ritter how target-date funds can help keep your investments on track with path to retirement, even in a shaky market.

Getting Personal

Oct 10, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow take questions on wrap accounts, high-yield savings, diversification, depression-proofing investments and 529 plans.

Day in the Work Life: Superdelegate

Oct 10, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we meet Debbie Marquez, a Democratic superdelegate from Colorado.

You might get what you need

Oct 10, 2008
The children of Baby Boomers tend to have low expectations when it comes to government help As part of our series "Interested Parties," Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer asks Boomer kids what they're looking for in this election.

Revisiting the Great Depression

Oct 10, 2008
There've been comparisons between the current economic crisis and the Great Depression. While it may be a stretch, it does remind that there are lessons to be learned from the past.

Straight Story: Rethinking retirement

Oct 10, 2008
An early lesson from the meltdown: Wall Street isn't the safest place to save. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on rethinking the way we save for retirement.